Sonora, California

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Population in 2014: 4,802 (99% urban, 1% rural). Population change since 2000: +8.6%
 
Males: 2,316  (48.2%)
Females: 2,486  (51.8%)
Median resident age:  42.1 years
California median age:  35.7 years

Zip codes: 95370.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $30,922 (it was $28,858 in 2000)
Sonora:

$30,922
CA:

$60,190

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $26,115 (it was $19,248 in 2000)

Sonora city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $302,227 (it was $138,000 in 2000)
Sonora:

$302,227
CA:

$373,100

Median gross rent in 2013: $768.

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  • Races in Sonora, CA (2013)

    Sonora races chart
    • 3,86979.7%White alone
    • 4238.7%Hispanic
    • 1843.8%Black alone
    • 1292.7%Two or more races
    • 1182.4%Asian alone
    • 581.2%American Indian alone
    • 80.2%Other race alone
    • 60.1%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Sonora detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Sonora: 100.7 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (13.3%), English (12.5%), Irish (12.0%), Italian (4.4%), Scottish (3.5%), French (3.1%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 1826 feet

Land area: 3.04 square miles.

Population density: 1,581 people per square mile   (low).

Sonora,CA real estate house value index trend

Sonora, California map

For population 25 years and over in Sonora:

  • High school or higher: 85.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 24.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.8%
  • Unemployed: 7.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sonora city:

  • Never married: 28.4%
  • Now married: 41.3%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 8.4%
  • Divorced: 20.2%

268 residents are foreign born (2.3% Latin America, 1.1% Europe, 0.8% North America, 0.6% Asia).

This city:

5.5%
California:

26.9%



According to our research of California and other state lists there were 9 registered sex offenders living in Sonora, California as of December 10, 2016.
The ratio of number of residents in Sonora to the number of sex offenders is 534 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,859 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,254 (0.4%)

Sonora satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Modesto, CA (40.2 miles , pop. 188,856).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Stockton, CA (50.1 miles , pop. 243,771).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (292.0 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: East Sonora, CA (1.4 miles ), Jamestown, CA (1.6 miles ), Columbia, CA (1.9 miles ), Yankee Hill, CA (2.0 miles ), East Sonora-Phoenix Lake, CA (2.0 miles ), Tuttletown, CA (2.1 miles ), Phoenix Lake, CA (2.1 miles ), Phoenix Lake-Cedar Ridge, CA (2.3 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 4 buildings, average cost: $58,800
  • 1998: 13 buildings, average cost: $77,000
  • 1999: 33 buildings, average cost: $93,300
  • 2000: 20 buildings, average cost: $105,300
  • 2001: 29 buildings, average cost: $122,800
  • 2002: 33 buildings, average cost: $135,200
  • 2003: 15 buildings, average cost: $143,900
  • 2004: 57 buildings, average cost: $158,500
  • 2005: 30 buildings, average cost: $180,100
  • 2006: 36 buildings, average cost: $158,000
  • 2007: 3 buildings, average cost: $217,100
  • 2008: 4 buildings, average cost: $165,600
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $170,100
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $137,000
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $88,500
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $177,500
  • 2014: 3 buildings, average cost: $114,700

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 37.98 N, Longitude: 120.38 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +5,597 (+115.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,136 (57.3%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 209

Sonora household income distribution Sonora home values distribution

Crime rates in Sonora by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Murders 0000000000001
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.020.9
Rapes 1212513724323
per 100,000 21.843.521.343.0106.221.465.0153.143.280.661.141.962.7
Robberies 2746334768562
per 100,000 43.6152.285.4129.163.764.186.6153.1129.7161.3101.8125.741.8
Assaults 1314181411111236161812516
per 100,000 283.5304.3384.2301.1233.5235.1259.9787.2345.8362.8244.3104.7334.3
Burglaries 89150153151596096567869827485
per 100,000 1,941.13,260.93,265.73,248.01,252.71,282.32,079.31,224.61,685.81,390.81,669.71,550.11,776.0
Thefts 357366337312274316487388290342224213237
per 100,000 7,786.37,956.57,193.26,711.15,817.46,753.610,548.08,484.66,267.66,893.84,561.24,461.74,951.9
Auto thefts 282936332623913131751713
per 100,000 610.7630.4768.4709.8552.0491.6194.9284.3281.0342.7101.8356.1271.6
Arson 16632112525114
per 100,000 21.8130.4128.164.542.521.421.743.7108.140.3101.8230.483.6
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 287.5) 502.3635.6600.3590.5443.6415.5613.8666.1459.6504.5375.1350.9443.8

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Sonora detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 19 (13 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.72
California average:

2.32

Sonora tourist attractions:

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.0%
California:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +140 (+3.3%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (8%)
  • Retail trade (22%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (14%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (14%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (6%)

Work and jobs in Sonora: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Sonora, California

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Sonora-area historical earthquake activity is near California state average. It is 806% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/1906 at 13:12:21, a magnitude 7.9 (7.9 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 142.7 miles away from the city center, causing $524,000,000 total damage
On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 220.2 miles away from Sonora center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
On 10/18/1989 at 00:04:15, a magnitude 7.1 (6.5 MB, 7.1 MS, 6.9 MW, 7.0 ML) earthquake occurred 97.2 miles away from the city center, causing 62 deaths (62 shaking deaths) and 3757 injuries, causing $1,305,032,704 total damage
On 12/21/1932 at 06:10:09, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 130.0 miles away from the city center
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 232.6 miles away from Sonora center
On 11/4/1927 at 13:51:53, a magnitude 7.5 (7.5 UK) earthquake occurred 215.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Tuolumne County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 4, Landslides: 2, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Sonora topographic map

Birthplace of: Dan Pastorini - Football player, Jack Cassinetto - Artist, Josh Parry - 2005 NFL player (Philadelphia Eagles, born: Apr 5, 1978), Melvin Belli - (1907-1996), attorney, actor, T.J. Dillashaw - Martial artist, Vaughn Armstrong - Actor, Jenny O'Hara - Actress, Phil Coke - Professional baseball pitcher, Kyle Rasmussen - Alpine skier, Larry J. Franco - Film producer.

Hospitals and medical centers in Sonora:

  • SONORA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (Voluntary non-profit - Church, 1000 GREENLEY ROAD)
  • TUOLUMNE GENERAL HOSPITAL (101 E HOSPITAL ROAD)
  • VISITING NURSE ASSOCIATION (20100 CEDAR ROAD NORTH)
  • AVALON CARE CENTER-SONORA (19929 GREENLEY ROAD)
  • SONORA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER D/P SNF (179 SOUTH FAIRVIEW LANE)
  • SATELLITE DIALYSIS SONORA (136 EAST COLUMBIA WAY)
  • SONORA REGIONAL HOME HEALTH (20100 CEDAR ROAD NORTH)

College/University in Sonora:

  • Columbia College (Full-time enrollment: 1,523; Location: 11600 Columbia College Dr; Public; Website: www.gocolumbia.edu/)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sonora:

  • California State University-Stanislaus (about 41 miles; Turlock, CA; Full-time enrollment: 7,054)
  • Modesto Junior College (about 42 miles; Modesto, CA; FT enrollment: 10,635)
  • University of California-Merced (about 43 miles; Merced, CA; FT enrollment: 5,981)
  • Merced College (about 46 miles; Merced, CA; FT enrollment: 6,973)
  • University of the Pacific (about 51 miles; Stockton, CA; FT enrollment: 4,999)
  • San Joaquin Delta College (about 51 miles; Stockton, CA; FT enrollment: 12,167)
  • Folsom Lake College (about 62 miles; Folsom, CA; FT enrollment: 5,308)

Public high schools in Sonora:

Private high school in Sonora:

  • MOTHER LODE ADVENTIST JR ACADEMY (Students: 75, Location: 80 N FOREST RD, Grades: KG-10)

Public elementary/middle schools in Sonora:

  • CURTIS CREEK ELEMENTARY (Students: 320, Location: 18755 STANDARD RD., Grades: KG-8)
  • BELLEVIEW ELEMENTARY (Students: 81, Location: 22736 KUIEN MILL RD., Grades: KG-8)
  • BELLEVIEW ELEMENTARY COMMUNITY DAY (Students: 3, Location: 22736 KUIEN MILL RD., Grades: KG-8)
  • SONORA ELEMENTARY (Location: 830 GREENLEY RD., Grades: KG-8)
  • FOOTHILL LEADERSHIP ACADEMY (Location: 19401 SUSAN WAY, Grades: KG-8, Charter school)
See full list of schools located in Sonora

Library in Sonora:

  • TUOLUMNE COUNTY LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,183,083; Location: 480 GREENLEY RD.; 78,282 books; 3,005 audio materials; 3,119 video materials; 3 local licensed databases; 2 state licensed databases; 5 other licensed databases; 231 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • SONORA COMMUNITY HOSPITAL was replaced by Sonora Regional Medical Center. It is a much larger and nicer hospital with significantly expanded services.
  • Local Private Christian School, Grades K-12 Mother Lode Christian School in Tuolumne, CA

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Notable locations in Sonora: Sonora Sewer Farm (A), Tuolumne County Museum (B), Tuolumne County Law Library (C), Tuolumne County Courthouse (D), Sugg House (E), Sonora City Hall (F), Morgan Mansion (G), Tuolumne County Ambulance Service Station 10 (H), Tuolumne County Fire Department Station 59 Sonora (I), City of Sonora Fire Department (J). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Sonora include: Saint James Episcopal Church (A), Saint Patricks Catholic Church (B), Sonora United Methodist Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Jewish Cemetery (1), Independent Order of Oddfellows Cemetery (2), Masonic Cemetery (3), Mountain Shadow Cemetery (4), Sonora City Cemetery (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Sonora Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Sonora include: Coffils Park (1), Mother Lode Fairgrounds (2), Woods Creek Rotary Park (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Best Western Sonora Oaks Hotel (19551 Hess Avenue), Barretta Gardens Inn (700 Barretta Street).

Tuolumne County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 74.3. This is about average.

City:

74.3
U.S.:

74.7

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2005 was 0.316. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.316
U.S.:

0.293

Ozone [ppb] level in 2000 was 53.7. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 6.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

53.7
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 16.4. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 22.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

16.4
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 9.09. This is about average. Closest monitor was 22.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.09
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 24.3%
(19.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 46.2% for Black residents, 47.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 91.8% for American Indian residents, 30.6% for other race residents, 58.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.1 people
California:  2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  50.6%
Whole state:  68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  9.3%
Whole state:  7.2%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Sonora in 2010:

  • 132 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 73 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 70 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 11 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 4 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers

People in group quarters in Sonora in 2000:

  • 135 people in nursing homes
  • 36 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 36 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 28 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Sonora, California environmental map by EPA

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Banks with most branches in Sonora (2011 data):

  • Mother Lode Bank: at 172 West Stockton Road, branch established on 2004/07/30; Junction Office at 13769-C Mono Way, branch established on 2007/11/06. Info updated 2008/03/26: Bank assets: $64.1 mil, Deposits: $58.4 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 2 total offices
  • Umpqua Bank: Sonora Junction Branch at 13775 Mono Way, branch established on 1998/04/24; Sonora Downtown Branch at 229 S. Washington St., branch established on 2000/03/31. Info updated 2011/09/02: Bank assets: $11,556.7 mil, Deposits: $9,325.3 mil, headquarters in Roseburg, OR, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 193 total offices, Holding Company: Umpqua Holdings Corporation
  • Bank of America, National Association: East Sonora Branch at 14830 E. Mono Way, branch established on 1980/03/03; Sonora Branch at 180 South Washington Street, branch established on 1937/10/13. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Sonora Branch at 808 East Mono Way, branch established on 1966/12/12; East Sonora Branch at 13761-B Mono Way, branch established on 1985/06/30. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Oak Valley Community Bank: Sonora Branch at 14580 Mono Way, branch established on 1996/05/28. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $612.4 mil, Deposits: $536.2 mil, headquarters in Oakdale, CA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 14 total offices, Holding Company: Oak Valley Bancorp
  • Bank of Stockton: Washington And Church at 242 South Washington Street, branch established on 1912/01/01. Info updated 2010/04/08: Bank assets: $2,047.8 mil, Deposits: $1,722.4 mil, headquarters in Stockton, CA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 16 total offices, Holding Company: 1867 Western Financial Corporation
  • Westamerica Bank: Sonora Branch at 1311 Sanguinetti Road 1311-A, branch established on 1996/04/01. Info updated 2011/06/21: Bank assets: $4,998.1 mil, Deposits: $4,253.2 mil, headquarters in San Rafael, CA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 98 total offices, Holding Company: Westamerica Bancorporation
  • Compass Bank: Sonora Branch at 13755-A Mono Way, branch established on 1989/06/30. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $63,107.0 mil, Deposits: $46,232.4 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 720 total offices, Holding Company: Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A.
  • Union Bank, National Association: Sonora Instore Branch at 1045 Mono Way, branch established on 1998/07/09. Info updated 2011/09/01: Bank assets: $88,967.5 mil, Deposits: $65,286.4 mil, headquarters in San Francisco, CA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 403 total offices, Holding Company: Mitsubishi Ufj Financial Group, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.1
California average:

15.4

Sonora travel time to work - commute Sonora mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Sonora city (based on Tuolumne County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic14,7285
Evangelical Protestant7,72741
Other1,59710
Mainline Protestant7969
Orthodox591
None30,458-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 14
Tuolumne County:

2.51 / 10,000 pop.
California:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 7
Tuolumne County:

1.26 / 10,000 pop.
California:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 21
Tuolumne County:

3.77 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 67
Here:

12.02 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.42 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.3%
California:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Tuolumne County:

22.8%
California:

21.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.3%
State:

17.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

49.8%
State:

48.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

46.6%
California:

47.1%

Average BMI:
Sonora:

28.6
California:

28.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

21.5%
California:

20.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Sonora:

10.8%
California:

11.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Sonora:

33.5%
California:

31.3%

General health condition:
Here:

55.6%
California:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Sonora:

77.6%
California:

80.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Sonora, CA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 2$11,333$67,9981$2,757
Other Government Administration 3$23,336$93,3447$4,949
Police Protection - Officers 11$70,303$76,6941$1,683
Police - Other 4$16,302$48,9063$10,130
Firefighters 4$29,307$87,9215$8,658
Fire - Other 0$0 1$1,047
Streets and Highways 8$29,982$44,9731$793
Housing and Community Development(Local) 1$3,859$46,3080$0
Other and Unallocable 1$3,275$39,3000$0
Totals for Government 34$187,697$66,24619$30,017

Sonora government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Housing & Community Development: $360,000 ($74.97)
    Parks & Recreation: $255,000 ($53.10)
    Police Protection: $73,000 ($15.20)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,525,000 ($317.58)
    Regular Highways: $670,000 ($139.53)
    Fire Protection: $523,000 ($108.91)
    Financial Administration: $318,000 ($66.22)
    Housing & Community Development: $150,000 ($31.24)
    Central Staff Services: $124,000 ($25.82)
    General - Other: $101,000 ($21.03)
    Parks & Recreation: $22,000 ($4.58)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $244,000 ($50.81)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Housing & Community Development: $55,000 ($11.45)
    Fire Protection: $4,000 ($0.83)
    Regular Highways: $2,000 ($0.42)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,751,000 ($364.64)

Sonora government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $126,000 ($26.24)
    Regular Highways: $2,000 ($0.42)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $118,000 ($24.57)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $212,000 ($44.15)
    General Revenue, NEC: $144,000 ($29.99)
    Rents: $89,000 ($18.53)
    Special Assessments: $50,000 ($10.41)
    Property Sale Other: $4,000 ($0.83)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $265,000 ($55.19)
    General Support: $254,000 ($52.89)
    Highways: $101,000 ($21.03)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $2,180,000 ($453.98)
    Property: $834,000 ($173.68)
    NEC: $338,000 ($70.39)
    Other Selective Sales: $228,000 ($47.48)
    Public Utilities: $44,000 ($9.16)

Sonora government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $4,243,000 ($883.59)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $4,055,000 ($844.44)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $188,000 ($39.15)

Sonora government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $14,000 ($2.92)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $2,699,000 ($562.06)

5.21% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($42,490 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.21%
California average:

5.03%

0.06% of residents moved from foreign countries ($205 average AGI)
Tuolumne County:

0.06%
California average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Stanislaus County, CA  0.56% ($45,327 average AGI)
from Calaveras County, CA  0.40% ($33,105)
from Alameda County, CA  0.39% ($58,149)


5.35% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($36,608 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.35%
California average:

5.12%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Stanislaus County, CA  0.64% ($34,780 average AGI)
to Calaveras County, CA  0.39% ($35,203)
to Sacramento County, CA  0.23% ($42,182)

Strongest AM radio stations in Sonora:

  • KVML (1450 AM; 1 kW; SONORA, CA; Owner: CLARKE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KCBC (770 AM; 50 kW; RIVERBANK, CA; Owner: KIERTRON, INC.)
  • KHTK (1140 AM; 50 kW; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KSTE (650 AM; 25 kW; RANCHO CORDOVA, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KMJ (580 AM; 50 kW; FRESNO, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KNBR (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KNBR LICO, INC.)
  • KGO (810 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KGO-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • KFIA (710 AM; 25 kW; CARMICHAEL, CA; Owner: VISTA BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KLOK (1170 AM; 50 kW; SAN JOSE, CA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KTRB (860 AM; 50 kW; MODESTO, CA; Owner: PAPPAS RADIO OF CALIFORNIA, A CALIFORNIA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KTCT (1050 AM; 50 kW; SAN MATEO, CA; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA RADIO CORP.)
  • KCBS (740 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KFBK (1530 AM; 50 kW; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sonora:

  • KKBN (93.5 FM; TWAIN HARTE, CA; Owner: CLARKE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KZSQ-FM (92.7 FM; SONORA, CA; Owner: CLARKE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KCVR-FM (98.9 FM; COLUMBIA, CA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KTUO (99.1 FM; SONORA, CA; Owner: SONORA UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT)
  • KXSR (91.7 FM; GROVELAND, CA; Owner: CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, SACRAMENTO)
  • KHOP (95.1 FM; OAKDALE, CA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KEFR (89.9 FM; LE GRAND, CA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KUBB (96.3 FM; MARIPOSA, CA; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORP. OF MONTEREY INC)
  • KCIV (99.9 FM; MOUNT BULLION, CA; Owner: BOTT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KRVR (105.5 FM; COPPEROPOLIS, CA; Owner: THRESHOLD COMMUNICATIONS)
  • KMPO (88.7 FM; MODESTO, CA; Owner: RADIO BILINGUE, INC.)
  • K214CT (90.7 FM; MARIPOSA, CA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KAMB (101.5 FM; MERCED, CA; Owner: CENTRAL VALLEY BROADCASTING CO. INC.)
  • KDJK (103.9 FM; MARIPOSA, CA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K262AK (100.3 FM; SONORA, CA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KBYN (95.9 FM; ARNOLD, CA; Owner: KBYN, INC.)
  • K238AC (95.5 FM; SALIDA, CA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KWYL (102.9 FM; SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KSVL (92.3 FM; SMITH, NV; Owner: DONEGAL ENTERPRISES)
  • KOSL (94.3 FM; JACKSON, CA; Owner: HBC LICENSE CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Sonora:

  • KMMK-LP (Channel 14; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: CABALLERO TELEVISION TEXAS, L.L.C.)
  • KOVR (Channel 13; STOCKTON, CA; Owner: SCI - SACRAMENTO LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KXTV (Channel 10; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: KXTV, INC.)
  • KUVS (Channel 19; MODESTO, CA; Owner: KUVS LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)
Sonora fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2014

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2014 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Sonora fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 19Number of bridges
  • 69m226ftTotal length
  • $1,797,000Total costs
  • 167,593Total average daily traffic
  • 9,214Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 11900-1909
  • 11910-1919
  • 11920-1929
  • 11930-1939
  • 31940-1949
  • 31970-1979
  • 81980-1989
  • 12000-2009
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Sonora, CA
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 95 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Sonora)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Sonora, CA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 44 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 29 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 230 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Sonora)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 2 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Sonora)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 59 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

Drinking water stations with addresses in Sonora and their reported violations in the past:

USBR/TUTTLETOWN REC AREA (Population served: 1,000, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-20-2006)
USFS CHERRY VALLEY CAMPGD (Population served: 258, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In SEP-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (OCT-03-2011)
STANISLAUS RIVER CAMPGROUND (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (AUG-11-2008), St Public Notif issued (AUG-11-2008), St Compliance achieved (AUG-05-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (AUG-11-2008), St Public Notif issued (AUG-11-2008), St Compliance achieved (AUG-05-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 8 routine major monitoring violations
SONORA EAST CENTER (Population served: 26, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
RED BARN (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In OCT-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (NOV-08-2010)
USBR-ADMIN CENTER (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In MAY-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (MAY-20-2005)
PHOENIX LAKE GOLF CLUB (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Sonora that have no violations reported:

  • PEPPERY BAR AND GRILL, THE (Population served: 4,500, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • USFS CLARK FORK CAMPD (Population served: 612, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • BELLEVIEW OAKS MUTUAL WATER CO (Population served: 420, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • USFS BAKER/DEADMAN CGD (Population served: 275, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • USFS BEARDSLEY PICNIC GROUND (Population served: 268, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • FOOTHILL HORIZONS (Population served: 220, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • OLD OAK RANCH (Population served: 200, Primary Water Source Type: Surface water)
  • USFS FRASER FLAT CAMPGD (Population served: 120, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • USFS DARDANELLE CAMP BRIGHTMN (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • KENNEDY MEADOWS RESORT (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 66
  • Hazardous Condition: 45
  • Service Call: 3
  • Good Intent Call: 15

Incident types - Sonora

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Sonora, CA

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Sonora, California:

  • Best Western Plus Sonora Oaks Hotel & Conf Ctr, 19551 Hess Ave, Sonora, California 95370 , Phone: (209) 533-4400, Fax: (209) 532-1964
  • Days Inn Sonora, 160 S Washington St, Sonora, California 95370 , Phone: (209) 532-2400
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Sonora, California

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (48%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (26%)
  • Utility gas (11%)
  • Wood (8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4%)
  • Other fuel (2%)
  • No fuel used (1%)
Businesses in Sonora, CA
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Kohl's1
Ace Hardware1La-Z-Boy1
Applebee's1Lane Furniture1
AutoZone1Little Caesars Pizza1
Baskin-Robbins1Lowe's1
Best Western1Nike1
Big O Tires1Payless1
Blockbuster1RadioShack1
Burger King1Rite Aid1
CVS1SAS Shoes1
Carl\s Jr.1Sears1
Curves1Staples1
DHL1Starbucks3
Days Inn1Subaru1
Dennys1T-Mobile1
Fashion Bug1T.J.Maxx1
FedEx5Taco Bell1
Ford1True Value1
GNC1U-Haul1
GameStop1UPS6
H&R Block1Vans1
Jack In The Box1Vons1
Jones New York1Walmart1
KFC1

Sonora compared to California state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.

Sonora on our top lists:

  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill (population 1,000+)"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill (population 1,000+)"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
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